Placement Testing Information

English Placement Test

Incoming freshmen who score 570 or above on the EBRW SAT or who score 23 or above on the ACT will be placed in CMP 120. Students scoring below 570 on the on the EBRW SAT or below 23 on the ACT will be placed in CMP 115.  

Reading Placement Test               

First year students with verbal SAT scores of 470 and below will be placed into the core course, College Reading (CRC 100).  Students may take a “challenge test” if they wish to attempt to test out of this reading requirement.  

Math Placement Test

Placement in some Mathematics classes and all Management Sciences classes is based upon the Mathematics score on the SAT. Business majors with an SAT-M score of 550 or greater are permitted to enroll in MSD 105. Business students with an SAT-M score of 540 or less are placed in MSD 104. Science and Mathematics majors with an SAT-M score of less than 650 will take a math placement test.  Students with a SAT-M score of 650 and above will be placed into MTH 210

Scoring thresholds may be adjusted upwards and course requirements may be adjusted by individual college/school Academic Policy Committees.  Students enrolled into MTH 102 will be given a brief test, prepared by the Mathematics Department, during the first five business days of the semester. Those placing below a minimum score set by the Mathematics Department on the test will be required to participate in one hour of structured tutoring1 per week concurrent with taking the course. All others enrolled in the class will be encouraged to participate in tutoring.

Business students:

• Students with an SAT Math score of 550 taken before March, 2016 or an SAT Math score of 570 taken in March, 2016 or later, or ACT Math score of 23 or higher are placed in Quantitative Methods I  MSD 105 for 3 credits. No placement test is required.

• Students with an SAT Math score of 540 taken before March, 2016 or an SAT Math score of 560 taken in March, 2016 or later, or ACT Math score of 22 or lower are required to take the Math Placement Test.


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